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Oct 2, 2013 1:00pm EDT
%. but the effective spending level after that is about $2.8 billion. this is a level spending proposal for n.i.h. >> but is my reading of the language in your legislation mean that that money which is now sha shakedown that occurs at n.i.h. by h.h.s. will that continue to occur or will we put a stop to that with this language? >> with this language we put a stop to it. we are trying to put a stop to it, i'll say that, if we can get it through the senate. it is something that we'll probably have a debate about because we don't know why the administration always has to have such -- it is a shakedown. it's an intergovernment transfer of money which i think goes around the appropriations process. >> i hope you're successful in doing that. i find that disturbing that that occurs. we talk about the n.i.h. money that is not allowed because of the sequester, yet at the same time we are literally vacuuming their wallets for this h.h.s. path. thank you, mr. chairman. i yield back. >> the gentleman yields back his time. want to thank the gentleman very much. the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern,
Oct 4, 2013 3:00am EDT
the nih until this story ran tuesday in the "wall street journal," which pointed out that since the government shutdown, the national institutes of health began turning away dozens of children, many suffering from cancer from drug tries. suddenly, when they're getting bad press from the "wall street journal" of all places, house republicans find their conscience. and two, remember, this is the same house republican caucus that brought us the real world hurt of sequestration cuts back in january, when it cut nih funding by $1.55 billion, which cuts research and delays progress in the development of better cancer drugs, which will have long-lasting effects, considering medical breakthroughs do not happen overnight, but rather three years of incremental research. in fact, this specific cut to the nih was so troubling to all on "all in," that we invited republican congressman renee ellmers on the show, who to her credit, sponsored a bill to restore the nih's funding, because it's the right thing to do. and do you know how many vote that is bill got? zero. and do you know why it got
Oct 3, 2013 9:00pm EDT
don't think they realized the impact on things like cancer trials at the nih for children with cancer. yesterday on the floor of the house, we solved that problem. the passed a bill that would restore funding and make sure the children with cancer are eligible and can be enrolled in trials at the nih. i have taken care of many children with cancer when i was in my medical practice. every parent can appreciate the seriousness of that, and the need to solve those kind of problems. that is what we did yesterday. does the sameate today. they should. we should make sure that every , who, each and every one has cancer, can be taken care of by the world's best at the nih. >> we are three days into this government shutdown, and every day the republicans have been working to get the government open. last night, we took action. we passed legislation to fund the nih. this is important legislation, and i remind people, in the mid to late 1990's, republicans and democrats actually came together and doubled the funding for research at nih, recognizing how important it is. we call upon democrats to
Oct 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
picking important programs like the nih to fund, we should be working on the budget for the entire government. --n the government and new and move to negotiations. with regard to healthcare issues, it's important to note and that's why we should not be opening the government on a piecemeal basis. comprehensive, short- term continuing resolution that keeps the entire government open and at work. what other activities are engaged in health that you are bypassing or ignoring or don't believe they have any priority? or don't believe they have any priority. center for the disease control. two thirds of their personnel are now on furlough. important programs like protecting public health, going by the by. monitoring for slow, other infectious diseases. assistance to state and local departments, and protecting and responding to disease outbreaks. programs to prevent, protect, or better manage diabetes, heart disease, chronic diseases. food and drug administration has sent the staff home. food safety is in danger. >> time has expired. >> mental health aids. if you care about
Oct 3, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, brian. the nih conducts some of the most cutting edge research into diseases like cancer. right now much of the research is on hold, the campus largely closed down. people hoping for new clinical drug trials, they have to wait. in california, michelle langben is desperate. waiting for a drug the trial she hopes will save her life. >> every day counts. every second. i have always promised my daughter that i refuse to let her grow up without a mom. i will make that happen no matter what i have to do. >> reporter: the mother of the 18-month-old has been told her rare sarcoma could be terminal. without funding any new clinical trials are on hold. >> i'd like to let congress know that this decision needs to be made quickly. we don't have the time to wait. >> reporter: the nih funds re search nationwide. a lack of funding at the headquarters means 200 patients, including 30 children, each week will be turned away from clinical studies. though if a patient is in a trial already their care will continue. furloughed, nearly 14,000 including scientists looking for medical breakthroughs. >> for eve
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Oct 2, 2013 9:00pm PDT
won't fund the nih even to help one kid with cancer? that's sick. what a twisd, old -- i'm sorry. >> there are two things going on. one, harry reid and president obama believe the shutdown benefits them politically. they like the shutdown. number two, they don't want to open the v.a. because harry reid wants to hold veterans hostage to force obama care on everyone. the bill the house will vote out tonight doesn't even mention obama care. it says we should continue to fund the v.a. because whatever happens, our veterans should not be held hostage. and harry reid's standard the is he thinks veterans don't deserve the same treatment men and women of the active military do. it's not right. we need ed to honor the commitments. we need to put the partisan politics of barack obama and harry reid behind us. you know, just two days ago president obama gave a list of the negative things that would happen in a shutdown. that he wouldn't pay the border patrol, shut down nasa, shut down the national parks. and he would shut down much of the v.a. the house is saying, mr. president, we have hea
Oct 3, 2013 10:00am EDT
. but not only for them, it's hurt business in nevada, as it has around the country. n.i.h. -- mr. president, we all understand how important it is that people who are sick and ill have the ability to have the best care in the world. if you're at the end of the line and you're fortunate enough to be able to say, well, maybe there's still another chance; they're doing something back in washington at one of the national institutes of healths, maybe they can help you. well, not now. can't do it now because of the republicans. centers for disease control -- not a very glamourous-sounding name, but that's what it is about, controlling disease. most of them are furloughed. senator harkin came on the floor yesterday and talked about a real serious problem -- i couldn't figure i out what the t was. people were sick and dying. the center for disease control figured it out. it was because of pomegranate seeds. they work on these scurnlings every day. things come up that make people sick. we're in flu season nowvment they're not working on that. now, the second-in-command in the house of representatives, c
Oct 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
and finding cures. and he took that back to the n.i.h. and they apply it every single day to save lives and find cures. but now for the second day in a row three-quarters -- three-fourths of the scientists and doctors and researchers at the n.i.h. sit at home, unable to engage in this critically important research, unable to find the new drugs, the new surgeries, the new medical devices, the new procedures to save lives. that's part of the republican government shutdown. oh, they may congratulate themselves on finally bringing this government to its knees, but they have to take responsibility for what they have done as well. they have shut down the national institutes of health. they have shut down the medical research. and, madam president, it's worse, because you see, the toughest medical cases in america end up at the doorstep of n.i.h.. the most challenging medical conditions, families and people who have just about given up hope think there's one last place to go -- the n.i.h., the very best. yesterday, dr. francis collins announced that 200 people who would have started clinical t
Oct 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
that the national park service is funded, veterans, but also nih. the republicans are making it very clear, they're not hiding the fact they are listening to what's going on in the media, listening to the xlanls out there and they're going to try to add some things to try to ease the pain of the most vocal and the most horrible. one of those is nih because of the fact that they fund clinical trials, especially for children. i asked harry reid about that and why he won't at least support that. if you all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials, the house is supposedly going to pass a bill that funds at least the nih. give whan you said, will you at least pass that? and if not, aren't you playing the same political games that republicans are? >> listen, senator durbin explained that very well. he did it here. he did it on the floor earlier as did senator schumer. what right do they have to pick and choose what part of government's going to be funded? it's obvious what's going on here. you talk about reckless and irresponsib irresponsible, what this is all about is obama c
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Oct 3, 2013 1:00pm EDT
and fund the department of veteran's affairs. yesterday they funded the nih, the national institute of health, and eric ca canter stood with those in medical training. you can hear the majority leader making his case why they should pass this nih bill. >> we pass the bill in the house last night to reopen trials to give hope to patients who may not have hope otherwise when they find their kids have cancer. i believe that senator reid must take up this legislation today. for the sake of those children and their health. >> so you get a sense of the tactic republicans are taking. no dice. democrats say it's all or nothing. while they care deeply for children, veterans and members of the national guard and reserves this is not the smart approach to funding the government. as they continue on their track they're not getting any close for any compromise. >> it'it's p.r. battle going ond is there any sign that either side is going to compromise at this point? >> reporter: we're just not seeing it. much like the president they're calling out house speaker john boehner by name. this is inter
Oct 4, 2013 8:30pm EDT
, a little bit there, piecemeal. they were talking about funding nih, for example. kantorn we showed eric peoplere were a bunch of in white coats. >> they are curing cancer. to pick and choose but i think they got there, prince at the world war ii memorial where one congressman is saying you should be ashamed of yourself to a national park ranger. who by the way is working there without pay to do what national park rangers do at our national monuments, to keep them safe and clean. >> those doctors who are making the case to fund children's cancer at nih, why would that not be the compassionate thing to do? >> they are trained to cherry pick this thing. they have the capitol police who are up there protecting him, working on for lowe's without getting paid. you cannot pick and choose which ones you want here. know how vulnerable they are. people dislike government in the abstract, like it in the particular. usually the president is the one who can take advantage of this phenomenon by shining a spotlight on any particular aspect of government that people like and happens to poll well. they
Oct 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> welcome back. no progress. the house voted to restore funding to the nih and clinical trials. here is what harry reid and chuck schumer told dana bash earlier. >> you-all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials the house is going to pass a bill that funds at least the nih. will you at least pass that and if not, aren't you playing the same political games republicans are? >> he explained it well and did it here on the floor and so did schumer. what right do they have to pick and choose what part of governance can be funded? >> but if you can help one child that has cancer, what wouldn't you do it? >> one against the other. >> why would we want to do that? i have 1100 people at an air force base sitting home. they have a few problems of their own. >> that's no doubt true. at the same time for cancer patients like michelle the government shut down isn't an inconvenience, it could be a matter of life or death. she's battling a rare kind of cancer and diagnosed shortly after she gave birth and the cancer spread. when the government shut down tuesday she was in the pro
Oct 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
no advancement has been made and that the children at nih are being turned away and the terrible consequences you saw at the top of the segment furloughed. so yes, of course it is very dangerous. i understand that essential intelligence officers work on counterterrorism affairs, they are still on the job, thank goodness, but that statement he went on to say and i was a little puzzled by it, he said that as a result of all these intelligence officers being furloughed, that they were somehow open to perhaps being recruited by a foreign intelligence service. i'm not sure he meant to employed because you don't get a paycheck that you will commit a tresous act. >> they are taken this to extremities but if 70% of all civilian employees of the spy agencies were sent home, i can't see how that can't have some damaging effect, whichever side of the debate you're on. >> absolutely across the board we're seeing it all these effects are going to begin to snowball. but i take it, you know, the intelligence community already is so vast and big, we know about 60 to 70% of intelligence budget goes towards contra
Oct 3, 2013 5:00pm EDT
children are admitted to new clinical trials at the nih. now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues. eyewitness news is live. jessica kartalija has the details for us. >> reporter: well, about 200 new patients are admitted to these trials every week. of those 200, 30 are children. of those, about 10 of them have cancer. >> don't break it. >> 8-year-old nattie doesn't look sick. this week her leukemia came back for the fourth time. the clinical trial cannot be approved by the fda because it's been shutdown with the rest of the federal government. >> i am completely blown away by how callus and how carelessly they've just kind of used us as their pawns to push their own agenda. >> robin said her cancer all is curable in 90% of the cases. her daughter is in the 10% category. she went through a clinical trial that worked. now it's up in the air. >> this is truly life or death. this isn't a game. this isn't pushing one idealology another over. this is my baby's life. >> sick people hope ing ing to join clinical trials here at nih are being turned away because 3/4 of
Oct 2, 2013 5:00pm EDT
.c. and young people and n.i.h. were going to be cut. obviously they knew it. did they just find out after they read their bill? no, they knew it. they knew it all the time. they know it now. and we can solve everyone's problem by putting the clean c.r. on this moment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from connecticut reserves. the gentleman from georgia. mr. camp: mr. speaker, if i we have how much time left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 2 3/4. the gentlelady from connecticut has 1 1/2. mr. camp: mr. speaker, i yield myself 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. kingston: it scares me to death that america is going bankrupt. our national debt is 100% of the g.d.p. for every dollar we spend, 42 cents is borrowed. obamacare adds to that $1.7 trillion. if we don't get control of our spending, then we are not going to have an america as we know it. that's what this fight is about. now, what we're trying to do today is say, there are tiny steps in which there is an agreement. and
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Oct 2, 2013 11:00pm EDT
what is going on at the nih, rat the cdc, people who were to go in every week for cancer treatments, under experiment at cancer treatments at nih cannot go in, including young children, these are people i would consider essential. neil: whether republicans made carve out for them, as president made carve out in his healthcare law. what was accepted with president doing that. >> what do you mean carve out. neil: limitation to keep nih going, and veteran benefits going, they were wal all squash. >> government is still operating, and remember, thi is happening because republicans think that obamacare is bad, those people are losing their job, full time going to part time, part -- >> those are real people. neil: my predict, longer this drags on this belief it is only hurting republicans it looks like it will drag on, it will hurt democrats. >> i agree with that more than you might imagine. neil: oh, i have to change it. >> i tell you why, most people in this country don't know who john boehner circumstance everyone knows who barack obama circumstance they are going to tend to blame the
Oct 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. there's no one to process their applications. hundreds of nih employees from the 800,000 federal workers in all, they are not getting paychecks. it's not just government workers, national parks around the country are closed, even the statue of liberty. so are small businesses that rely on tourist money. one down at the statue laid off 110 employees. it's happening all across the country. the public sector shutting down, taking a bite out of the private sector, which will only get deeper because 800,000 furloughed workers have less and less money to spend. estimates are that it's costing the economy $300 million a day. today the senate again rejected house legislation that funded the government but delays the already passed, already supreme court tested affordable health care act, also known as obama care. the threatening to veto the gop's latest offer. the public is not happy, not amused with congress now polling just barely above single digits. the headline pretty much speaks for itself. plenty of lawmakers also have a dim view of the place. >> it is very hard from a distance to figure
Oct 2, 2013 9:00am PDT
cancer victims. and so when i raise that issue and others did, senator cruz decided to put the nih on his bucket list of agencies he was willing to save. well, you shouldn't stop there. he ought to the ultimately open up the government because there are so many agencies critically important to our country that are closed down today for no earth a reason. this morning, director clapper spoke about the intelligence agencies and here's what he said before the judiciary committee. each day goes by, the impact and jeopardy to the safety and security of this country will increase. >> you're listening to senator durbin. before him senate majority leader harry reid talking about a conversation he had with house speaker boehner. he sent him a letter, said he had a conversation with him within the hour or so talking about the need for a conference and for some negotiations. and all those leaders are going to be meeting with the president in several hours, about 5:30 or so at the white house to talk about what are the next steps, what possibly could be done. i want to bring in congressman michael gr
Oct 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
measure that passed in the house tonight that would fund the nih and reopen parks, those measures won't go anywhere in the senate, right? >> reporter: absolutely not. the whole goal republicans have and are honest about it is to try to turn the tables on the democrats. they understand that they are getting the blame for this for the large part for this government shut down and they want to try to put the blame back on democrats for not at least funding some of the most visible, some of the most heart wrenching areas of the government. we talked about clinical trials, that's a great example. the house passed a bill to fund the national institute of health, harry reid said no, i'm not going to do that today because he said i'm not going to take one for the other. i'm not going to put one group against the other and that does put democrats in a difficult position but standing firm saying all or nothing. >> congressman matt salmon is deep in the trenches on this, and joins us now. appreciate you being with us. this piecemeal approach is expected to be rejected by the senate, as dana said. i g
Oct 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
aren't so lucky. they won't get to join nih studies just yet. patients are being put on hold until government's back in business. mckenna's dad says this just isn't right and has a message for leaders in washington. >> get your act together. this is not a game, you're -- you can't play politics over children's and other patients' lives. >> heartbreaking story that is. let's hope for the best. let's go to the white house right now. jay carney speaking to reporters. >> the president received an update on tropical storm karen which is currently located in the southeastern gulf of mexico. the president was briefed on efforts under way to prepare ahead of any impact from the storm as well as the extensive resources fema already has on hand along the gulf coast. fema, through its regional offices, has been in touch with state and local officials in the gulf states and stands ready to assist our state and local partners as necessary. based on applicable legal requirements and consistent with its contingency plan, fema has begun to recall currently furloughed employees necessary to serve f
Oct 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
spending resolution to fund the nih. it's simple. no one democrat, no one republican, wants those kids to go without treatment. but you can't get fooled again, right? republicans are using this bill as a prop in the ongoing war of words and some just aren't buying it. >> nih budget was cut about $1.2 billion last year because of sequestration. the labor bill that was being drafted by the appropriations committee cut another roughly 20%, about $6 billion. are you saying now that perhaps there has been a change of thinking about the role of government and how much money should be going to these agencies? >> you know i have been insistent on making as a priority funding for the nih. and specifically funding for pe pediatric medical research, for exactly the reasons that todd said. when you have somebody young and have a whole life that potentially could be ahead of that child, i don't think there are many things as a priority for us as human beings for this federal government to put an emphasis on and phubbed. fund. >> holy smokes! we have actually found our new pitch man for obama care.
Oct 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
against veterans. they just voted last night against research at the nih. we are for these things. we are for keeping the government open and against obama care and pretty soon this is all going to come together. >> i'm sure the democrats are for those things, too but the piecemeal approach they object to. like funding the parts of the government that are noncontroversial that republicans like and not funding others. >> if they're for it, what does the process matter, keep parts of it open. let veterans go see the world war ii memorial like they've been trying to do for the last two days. it's simple. >> is this how we want to decide our federal budget, i mean really, is this the right way to go? >> well for the senate to the to produce a budget for the last four years. as a member of the budget committee i'm proud of the budget we produced, it balanced in ten years, balanced one year before the ten-year window, and all we've seen from the democrats and the president are budget proposals that never balance. what we're fighting for at the end of the day, carol, i don't know if you have
Oct 3, 2013 10:00pm PDT
everything we want or he'll keep the government closed down. we've sent bills to take care of nih, open the national parks, make sure the national guard can operate this weekend in kansas. we're doing those things we think we can agree on but you'll see house democrats are opposed to anything unless they get everything, that's a reasonable offer. >> what do you say to john mccain who say no, elections have consequences. this president ran twice, won on obama care, he lost, the president won. >> i'll say what i do say at the president and his folks. mr. president you don't like obamacare for big businesses. you've given them the exception and given the exception to congress and you don't believe they have to live under obamacare and that was the final offer. we did send to the head of the senate said mr. reid, if you give big businesses a break from obamacare, give that to the rest of america. that made sense and matches up with what the president says he wanted to do but he rejected that. so right now we're sitting here waiting on a serious offer, serious willingness to sit down. in the
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Oct 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
the funding to the nih. we are talking 200 patients a weeks that come for life-saving treatments nih has a hospital called the house of hope. sometimes there is nowhere else to go but to the nih. three quarters of the employees are on furlough. you can't get through to them. everyone is on furlough. this is a serious matter. even therapy dogs are involved. and it extends to grants bill, all around the country. people applying for new grants. they did reopen clinic clinicaltrials.grof. but th but that is not the same thing as getting treatment. >> they protected you yesterday but they can't tomorrow. microbes other threats didn't shut down we are less safe. >> he doesn't me this lightly. the cdc just came out with a big study about resistant bacteria that is out there. they need every employee that they can get. they often consider that they don't get enough respect. this is the kind of agency that should never shout dout down. >> thank you. in a moment here that unbelievable high school football play that they practice all the time, right? ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a
Oct 3, 2013 6:00pm EDT
at nih are now being turned away because three-quarters of all nih employees are being furloughed. those already enrolled in clinical trials will still receive care. >> the lab animals at nih are being taken care of. but if you have pediatric cancer, you aren't. i would hope we would agree that they should be. >> while they act like children, they should take a cue from my child and act like her because she is 8, but she is showing maturity way beyond any of them. >> love. i only answer to love. >> reporter: now, ironically mattie and her family were on capitol hill just two weeks ago urging lawmakers to provide more funding for pediatric cancer research. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. denise. >> thank you, jessica. and we invite you to stay with wjz for complete coverage of the government shutdown. we will bring you the latest on the negotiations and the impact here in maryland. >>> still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. >> i'm mary bubala. a look back at tom clancy's life, including when he met former president ronald reagan at the white house. >> and in arundul count
Oct 2, 2013 9:00pm CDT
the government shut down may affect your health. government websites, including those of the fda, cdc and nih, are not being updated so some of the latest health information is not getting out there. at the national institutes of health clinical center, the largest research hospital in the world, there are 1,437 ongoing research studies. of those, 497 are designed to test a new drug or device in people. according to nih spokesperson john burklow, 'our current studies will continue and the patients will be cared for. were just not enrolling new patients and we are not initiating new studies.' nih studies around the country are also ongoing, but federal grant aplications - due this week on october 5 -- will be back logged. with the shutdown, there are no staff members in place to review all those applications. and that means progress on potentially life saving drugs will be halted. here in chicago, at research hospitals like rush university medical center and university of chicago, its business as usual. their government-funded clinical trials will continue, as will those at other sites around
Oct 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
cancer research at nih. >> i have seen these families. i have seen the looks on the faces when they are given hope. we have taken that hope away and we need to replace it. >> while we work out our differences here in washington, children should not be denied treatments. >> democrats demand the entire government be reopened with an emergency funding bill. right now senate is holding a bless briefing of their own. what they say this shut don is doing to local businesses and small business owners. meanwhile more than 20 lawmakers are at a rally on capitol hill to protest possible cuts they say are not in the government's financial problems. richard? tell us what this is about. >> hi, barbara. this is an issue that is affecting millions of americans am they formed a human chain here, arm in arm. this is not only symbolic, but the issue they are protesting is called chained cti. >> we will continue to follow the senior citizens who are rallying and try to get back. the shut down is closed and others remain open. we put a list on our website. you can find it at the top of our home pa
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